Thank you so much for the prayers. Andrew has been sleeping through the night and there has been no more pain since the first day. His burn is darker now... looks like a patch of leather, and there are a few blisters but overall he is doing well. His spirits are high and he is full of energy. He made oatmeal again, but used a pyrex measuring cup with a heat safe handle.
Nolan is only five years old. He is not even in kindergarten yet, and he has so many obstacles that he has to overcome everyday. He has trouble hearing. He is not able to talk intelligibly... yet. He has missing digits that make holding a pencil more challenging than normal. The skin on the palms of his hands and feet is very thin compared to ours and wears down quickly. It takes no time for him to develop a sore on his hands. I would think these things would make learning incredibly challenging for him and yet he is doing so well in school in his transitional kindergarten class. Here is one of his school papers from yesterday.
I guess he is just one determined little boy!
Thanks to our friend Vanessa, we have been making Haystacks regularly around here. It is a wonderful vegetarian meal. First you lay down a bed of tortilla chips. Top them with white rice fried lightly in sunflower oil before cooking. Top that with white beans mixed with sautéed onion and garlic. Throw in some fresh cilantro-- and wow-- you have an amazing pot of white beans. Top the beans with fresh grated cheese, sour cream, and avocado if you have it. The finished product is so yummy.